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About ISAF

There are two principal meetings held by the International Sailing Federation every year: the ISAF Annual Conference held in November and the ISAF Mid-Year Meeting held in May. In addition, the ISAF Executive Committee meet four times a year; during the Conference and Mid-Year Meeting and on two other occassions. ISAF Annual Conference Every November, the ISAF Annual Conference brings together the leading figures from the sailing world to discuss, debate and decide upon the key issues in the sport of sailing. The ISAF Committees, Sub-committees and Commissions all have the opportunity to debate all the issues in their respective areas. Based on these discussions they will then make recommendations to the ISAF Council, which is the final decision making body of ISAF. The Conference concludes with three days of Council meetings, when the major decisions which affect sailing's future will be made. ISAF Mid-Year Meeting Held annually every May, the ISAF Mid-Year Meetings bring together the ISAF Council, ISAF Executive Committee and ISAF Events Committee. The key focus of the Council meeting is to consider financial issues and follow up on matters deferred from the Annual Conference.

2016 Equipment Evaluations Wrap Up

Light winds meant that the final day at the 2016 Equipment Evaluations in Santander, Spain wrapped up earlier than expected. The decision to cancel the day was made at the 09:30 sailor briefing, but after eight days of evaluating the … Continue reading

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Day 4 Kiteboarding Report – Courtesy Of IKA

Day four here in Santander looked like a lay day which gave the ISAF evaluation panel for the kiteboarding format trials the opportunity to present their first conclusions to the 18 sailors from 10 nations and four continents. An equipment … Continue reading

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Wind And Waves Test Sailors

Sailors and manufacturer boats were tasted today by 15 knot winds and big waves as sailing took place outside of the channel for the second day running. Racing took place in both the skiff and multihulls allowing sailors a chance … Continue reading

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All Set For 12:00 Launch

We are all set to launch at 12:00 here in Santander as we plan to venture out of the channel again and into the Bay of Santander. And just in time, some of the multihull footage uploaded just in time, … Continue reading

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What Do Sailors Do When They Wait For Wind?

Whilst we wait for the wind to fill in here in Santander the sailors have found another way to occupy themselves, and that’s a makeshift game of volleyball in the carpark. The Hobie Cat trailer is being used as one … Continue reading

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Day Two Kiteboarding Report Courtesy Of IKA

With the sunshine and warm temperatures the wind arrived as well at the second day of the ISAF kiteboarding format trials in Santander, Spain. After the morning briefing, the whole kiteboarding fleet headed over to Playa Sardinero the prepare their … Continue reading

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Glorious Conditions As Sailors Vacate The Bay

Today saw the multihull and skiff sailors move out of Santander Bay and into more challenging conditions outside of the bay. And it was glorious sailing conditions for the multihull, skiffs and kiteboarders with a steady 10 knot breeze and … Continue reading

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